The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 66 81 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.17% 17.16% 15.32%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 36.99% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 54 66 63
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £43,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
231 219 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 46.11% 46.40% 43.47%
Number of salaries quoted 199 178 176
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +1 19 £30,500 +27.08% 1
Preston -10 19 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Lancaster +11 5 £29,929 -
Blackburn -2 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Chorley -5 2 £32,250 -7.85%
Burnley +3 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 85 (50.30%) .NET
2 69 (40.83%) C#
3 66 (39.05%) Windows
4 65 (38.46%) MS Excel
5 63 (37.28%) SQL Server
6 57 (33.73%) SQL
7 51 (30.18%) ASP.NET
8 46 (27.22%) JavaScript
9 42 (24.85%) CSS
10 41 (24.26%) MVC
11 40 (23.67%) .NET Framework
12 38 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (22.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 36 (21.30%) HTML
14 34 (20.12%) jQuery
15 33 (19.53%) WCF
16 31 (18.34%) Active Directory
16 31 (18.34%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (17.75%) MS Office
17 30 (17.75%) XML
17 30 (17.75%) MS Exchange
17 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (17.16%) SQL Server 2012
19 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
20 27 (15.98%) SOAP
20 27 (15.98%) SharePoint
21 21 (12.43%) Finance
22 20 (11.83%) PHP
22 20 (11.83%) T-SQL
22 20 (11.83%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (17.75%) MS Exchange
2 27 (15.98%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (6.51%) IIS
5 6 (3.55%) Apache
5 6 (3.55%) Lync
6 5 (2.96%) SAS
6 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.96%) Drupal
7 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.75%) MS Office
3 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.18%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.59%) MS Project
6 1 (0.59%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.59%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.28%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.06%) Internet
2 15 (8.88%) DNS
3 14 (8.28%) NAS
4 13 (7.69%) VoIP
4 13 (7.69%) DHCP
5 12 (7.10%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.51%) Ethernet
7 10 (5.92%) LAN
7 10 (5.92%) Firewall
8 9 (5.33%) DECT
8 9 (5.33%) iSCSI
9 8 (4.73%) WAN
10 6 (3.55%) SAN
11 5 (2.96%) Wireless
12 4 (2.37%) VPN
12 4 (2.37%) PBX
13 3 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
15 1 (0.59%) PABX
15 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (37.28%) SQL Server
2 38 (22.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (17.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (4.14%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.96%) MS Access
8 4 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.78%) MySQL
9 3 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.18%) EDMS
10 2 (1.18%) DTS
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 13 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.96%) NUnit
2 5 (2.96%) MSTest
2 5 (2.96%) Moq
3 3 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (12.43%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.37%) Marketing
4 3 (1.78%) Advertising
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) German Language
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (48.52%) Developer
2 38 (22.49%) Analyst
3 23 (13.61%) Software Developer
3 23 (13.61%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.47%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.10%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Developer Analyst
7 11 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (5.33%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.14%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Desktop Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Support Manager
12 5 (2.96%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Web Developer
12 5 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (50.30%) .NET
2 51 (30.18%) ASP.NET
3 42 (24.85%) CSS
4 40 (23.67%) .NET Framework
5 36 (21.30%) HTML
6 34 (20.12%) jQuery
7 33 (19.53%) WCF
8 30 (17.75%) XML
9 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (15.98%) SOAP
11 17 (10.06%) XSL
11 17 (10.06%) Ajax
11 17 (10.06%) ADO.NET
12 11 (6.51%) Web Services
12 11 (6.51%) Grails
13 5 (2.96%) Django
14 3 (1.78%) Spring.NET
14 3 (1.78%) Castle Windsor
14 3 (1.78%) Ninject
14 3 (1.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.06%) Enterprise Software
1 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.33%) Life Science
3 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.78%) iPhone
5 3 (1.78%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.78%) Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) CCTV
6 2 (1.18%) FMCG
7 1 (0.59%) Replication
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) EPoS
7 1 (0.59%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 66 (39.05%) Windows
2 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (11.83%) Windows XP
4 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.10%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.51%) Windows Vista
7 10 (5.92%) Linux
8 7 (4.14%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.78%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.18%) UNIX
11 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.26%) MVC
2 38 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.83%) Performance Management
3 20 (11.83%) Mentoring
4 17 (10.06%) Parallel Computing
4 17 (10.06%) Multithreading
4 17 (10.06%) Load Testing
5 16 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.51%) ITIL
6 11 (6.51%) Web Development
7 9 (5.33%) Resource Management
7 9 (5.33%) Software Deployment
7 9 (5.33%) Service Desk Management
7 9 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.33%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.33%) Project Management
8 8 (4.73%) CRM
8 8 (4.73%) Data Management
8 8 (4.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (40.83%) C#
2 57 (33.73%) SQL
3 46 (27.22%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.83%) PHP
4 20 (11.83%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.47%) Java
6 11 (6.51%) Objective-C
6 11 (6.51%) Groovy
7 9 (5.33%) VB
8 7 (4.14%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.14%) Python
9 3 (1.78%) VB6
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (18.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.88%) Degree
3 12 (7.10%) MCSE
4 8 (4.73%) MCSD
5 4 (2.37%) MCSA
5 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) CCNA
6 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.18%) MCTS
7 2 (1.18%) MCITP
8 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.59%) GNVQ
8 1 (0.59%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
8 1 (0.59%) CCDP
8 1 (0.59%) ISEB
8 1 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 31 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.14%) XenApp
4 5 (2.96%) vSphere
5 4 (2.37%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.59%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (4.14%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.59%) WMI
3 1 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (11.24%) VMware
2 14 (8.28%) Citrix
3 11 (6.51%) HP
4 10 (5.92%) Cisco
5 8 (4.73%) Avaya
6 6 (3.55%) Dell
6 6 (3.55%) NetApp
7 3 (1.78%) Nortel
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle
8 2 (1.18%) SAP
8 2 (1.18%) Sage
8 2 (1.18%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.18%) Draytek
9 1 (0.59%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.59%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.59%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.59%) Twitter
9 1 (0.59%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.59%) ScanSafe
9 1 (0.59%) CheckPoint
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